The Geography program develops and strengthens your ability to interpret and explain the occurrence, spatial distribution, and interrelationships of the Earth's physical features and social elements.

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Urban Studies

Urban Studies is a broad interdisciplinary program designed to provide an integrated understanding of the social, political, economic, environmental and cultural processes that shape urban life.

Earth Science

Earth Science

Earth Science is the study of the materials that make up the Earth and the natural and human processes that shape the landscape.

Greece & Italy

UGo Virtual Field School Summer 21


Greece & Italy: Ancient Civilizations, Urbanization, and Environment


This virtual field school will provide students with the opportunity to explore ancient and modern environments in a variety of locations in Greece and Italy.  

Students will compare environments of modern and ancient civilizations through the lenses of archaeology and geography. They will develop understanding of how environmental processes have impacted, and are impacted by, ancient and modern life in the region. Ancient and modern urban environments will be the focus, but broader regional environmental issues will be addressed. Experiences in the region will include recorded lectures, guided virtual fieldtrips, discussions, and research projects.

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Interested in graduate studies?

Explore our thesis and course-based graduate programs and certificate.

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Thesis graduate programs

We offer students the opportunity to undertake thesis-based graduate studies leading to MA, MSc and PhD degrees. We also offer international students the opportunity to come to our department as Visiting Students.


MGIS Program

The Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) is an advanced course-based program with an independent research component renowned for its successful development of GIS professionals and academics.

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Certificate in Geospatial Information Technology

Get a career edge – learn how to integrate geospatial technologies in your work and your future career.

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Congratulations to the 2021-22 Calgary Institute for the Humanities Fellowship Recipients

Since 1977, the CIH has offered Annual Resident Fellowships to faculty members at the University of Calgary. The CIH also awards a graduate student fellowship and a Fellowship in Applied Ethics, and h...

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In the Media

In the News: Adeniyi Asiyanbi, postdoctoral research fellow, Geography, in CBC Radio's What on Earth

Carbon offsets might be a dangerous distraction from more effective climate action, experts say

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In the News: Shelley Alexander, Geography, in CBC News

More Calgary coyote sightings? Experts say yes — but not due to more animals

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In the News: William Holden, Geography, in The Independent

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Environmental groups seek help to catch up on cleanups

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